Last year I created a Savannah Maker shopping guide and it was a hit! So, this year I'm updating it with new items and some new makers. We are very blessed to have so many talented people in our city, let's try to support local and artists this season! Happy reading!
For the third year, Moss & Marsh
released a collection of hand painted ornaments
. These are 3" ceramic with vivid watercolors and metallic gold backgrounds. Each one comes with a velvet ribbon and clear gift box.
known for their printed cotton tea towels, has expanded their product assortment a lot this year! Now you can grab these fun prints on tumblers, coasters, and more. PLUS they make amazing dough bowl candles that are a treat for your eyes and nose.
Looking for an ornament with "wow factor", this jelly fish by Hostess City Hot Glass
will achieve that all day. AND it's hand blown here in Savannah! I'm obsessed with these and all the vibrant colors!
Aw Shucks creates these one of a kind oyster manger scenes on wood or antique tin roof shingles. Aren't they stunning?! What a unique gift this would make.
has become well known for their coastal Christmas ornaments! How fun are these map oysters?! They offer a wide variety of hand crafted goods, you can easily find something for anyone that they will LOVE.
Maybe Santa wants a cake pop this year? Sweet Whimsy hands down makes the best cake pops I have ever eaten. These would be great Christmas morning or stuck in a stocking ;)
Want to really treat-yo-self? Go get a set of these hot chocolate bombs!! I'm ordering mine soon and I cannot wait. Once the chocolate outer ball melts, the marshmallows inside bust out! What a perfect treat and experience!
Love & Moxie has so many fun new items this year!! Grab one of their beautifully crafted bags and pouches, or one of their new hand poured resin items! The mask chain is super cool and I love the letter keychain or hair clips!
Candle Co. blends Southern charm and love for the the culture in each batch. And she is killing it with her candles! And I know exactly why, they're incredible! Speaking of, I need to place an order ha. I love the wide variety of scents, especially the holiday ones. Who doesn't love a candle?!
Forest and Fin has come out with so many new styles this year! I'm always a fan of her realistic nature designs (a girl after my own heart) and I especially love the new tanks and hoodies! They have shirts for men and kiddos too. I've enjoyed the versatility of these T's by dressing them up with a skirt too!
Jessica at Seated Succulent
’ is a plant magician. I honestly don't know how she perfectly combines so many plants into one piece. One of her latest offerings are these preserved moss hangings. These two are mine and I'm in love with them. They bring life to my living room and are completely worry free, no watering!!
One of my favorite people, Alanna, started Simply Potted
this year and if you haven't had the pleasure of stepping onto her converted plant bus you are missing out!! It is the coolest space and she always has the most unique plants for a great price.
creates beautiful plant and floral arrangements. She makes small portable ones perfect for gifts, or she will even come and fill your outdoor planters at home!
Take your plant gift up a notch with one of these pots made by Pashley Pottery
. Handmade on the wheel, carved, and painted. She also has many other beautifully crafted products!
For the Georgia Football Fan!
If there's a Bulldawg fan in your family, we know they will love these items printed with original UGA fan art! Painted by Moss & Marsh owner, Candace Brodmann, this fan memorabilia is like no other! GSU & GA TECH coming soon!!
Fine Art & Illustrations
uniqie watercolor painting style still amazes me!! She has many scenes around the lowcountry, Savannah, as well as some fun novelty motifs. These prints would make a great gift for the art lover in your life!
Smiling Sticks is my favorite for "punny" cards and print designs. Check out her products to send a smile to someone you love.
The Small Creative
– Allison's work spans many genres and I love her whimsical style. She offers many different scenes in her paintings, so you're sure to find something you love in print!
has a wide range in her style. I couldn't pick one painting to feature because they are all so cool and a single one doesn't show her depth. She offers her work on prints, cards, and even puzzles!
– I have fallen in love with Amelia's animated style over the years. I think each piece is a tiny look inside her beautiful brain. They are all so thoughtful and fun. A fun gift for adults and children alike.
Darling Lemon offers her paintings in card, journal, and calendar form just to name a few. I love the depth of color she achieves with guache and watercolors. Breathtaking and fun for sure!
JULU has become quite popular around Savannah. Most likely you've seen her murals around town. This lady is just as bright and beautiful as the pieces she creates. My heart truly resonates with the way she uses and layers color. Stop by her studio at Starland Strange if you haven't!
I've always loved Maggie B. French's
style, but over the last year she has truly pushed her work to the next level. I'm continuously astounded by the depth she creates in her paintings through heavy, emotional palette or brush strokes. I mean look at that sky, y'all!
If you've lived in Savannah a while you probably know Ann Lutz
, and shame on you if you don't - she's the best!! She is a Savannah staple that brings joyous color to our city. I'm thankful for her and the cheer her work brings.
Self Care & Pampering
is new but their knowledge of herbs and self care is not. The two ladies behind this beautiful brand have carefully thought out each recipe in their product lineup for the maximum pampering punch. Find self care staples like this body whip along with natural and holistic skincare options.
is all about natural and earth-conscious. These new gift set bundles are where it's at. They've done the curating and shopping for you. You can really "wow" the person on your list that needs a little pampering.
Mix and match for any price point. Georgia Peach, Seersucker and Lemon Lavender are best sellers. Bath bombs, shower streamers, linen sprays, insect repellents, creams, salt soaks and scrubs for lips and body - available in two local gift shops and online.
Traveler’s Soap Co. have some wonderful new products! I love the wax melts to keep your home smelling wonderful. And I swear by their charcoal soap! How cute are these wooden soap dishes? Any of these would be well received stocking stuffers.
How cute are these bath bombs from Marsh Savannah
?! They may not be edible, but they will definitely be well received by any bath-taker on your list! Check them out for an array of naturally made items.
For the Kids
A gift from Lovelane will never disappoint any kid on your list. I should know! Ettalee has received numerous items for Christmas, birthdays, Easter...you name it, and each time it sparks the same wonderment. The craft and quality of these pieces are what make them heirlooms. From pirates to dragons and superheroes, you'll find something your little will love.
Scribble Box makes craft kits for kids! I always include one of these in Ettalee's stocking. This gift engages their mind and is an experience all in one. Plus you're supporting local!
New baby in the family?! Don't forget about the original Moss & Marsh
items! Functional products for baby and mom with hand printed fabrics, all made in Savannah! Mom will thank you big time when she stays dry with our Bath Apron
and the kids will love drying off with our Hooded Towels
. And once that sweet baby starts teething, you're going to want our extra absorbent Bandana Bib
with a pacifier holder (it will never hit the floor again!).
Flight of the Parcel takes her gorgeous and whimsical illustrations and turns them into playful items. I love these plushy pillows and her famous tooth fairy kits!! Ettalee is down 3 teeth this year and we have thoroughly enjoyed using it!
Alice & Pearl
has some of the best fabrics around!! Her kitchen wear would be a great gift for the little or big chef on your list. She even makes child cooking aprons and mitts!
How fantastic are these hair clips?! They are each hand poured with resin by Drainbowland.
These are really great for any age, but I know my little lady would adore these special barrettes! She also makes fantastic jewelry too!
Hipster Hound has a complete doggy gift shop at their doggy day care. Traveling for the holidays? Make sure your pups are taken care of, and grab some great homemade treats for them while you're there!
Guess what?! Moss & Marsh makes hand-printed Dog Bandana
s that slide over the collar. They won't fall off or get scrunched up!
We are blessed with a large number of jewelry designers here! They each have a very distinct style which is important because jewelry is personal and a reflection of our own style. There is something for everyone here...
Alchemy and the Sea
this lady is a mermaid after my own heart. I'm currently waiting on some custom sharks tooth pieces she is creating for me!! I love the way she mixes metals with stones and shells with electro-forming, simply amazing.
A small part of why I love handmade items is figuring out how they were made in my head...Epiphany Beads
pieces have my brain working a jigsaw puzzle ha! These are so intricate and I love how she engineers a pattern through the beading. Just stunning.
Tatiana Cabral Smith creates bold but simple pieces, each one with a rich inspiration. I love the subtle but unique twist her style
emanates. These are perfect staples every gal needs.
Whip have someone on your list that is kinda funky and seeks one of a kind? Look no further! She "whips" up these unique pieces made of shell, bone, and leather individually so no one is the same! Amazing.
Joseph Kates Designs you know that favorite set of "fun" earrings or necklace that seems to add the right pop to any outfit? A piece from JKD will do just that!
Lou Bangle. has branched out into some really fun new products this year like clay earrings (check them out!), but I will forever love her bangles!! This lady is skilled at making the perfect stack of bangles go with any outfit.
Tribe and Temple
has a super cool process that creates stunning products. She laser cuts leather, paints it, and then adds in other elements like tassels and stones. Swoon!! I love the way she pairs colors. To top it off, their soo light weight!
Flair Handmade makes stunning polymer clay earrings! These are my absolute favorite! She makes a wide variety of colors and sizes. I just love the way the abstract shapes and colors work together.
I discovered Metal Sugar
a few months ago and I am in love! Every day I can't wait to see what design she posts! I love how each design has a slight funkiness to it while being over-the-top flawless and polished. I cannot wait to have one of my own.
Kristen Baird makes metal feel completely fluid and organic in her pieces. I love this simple, but elegant silver pearl necklace!
The Mini Pearl Necklace is a demure ode to your cherished classic pearl necklace featuring an ethically selected freshwater pearl, set in a hand-made sterling silver design. The Pearl Collection combines timeless beauty with a modern twist, incorporates Southern charm with organic flow and subtly, yet noticeably, stands on its own.
Gillian Trask creates truly original shapes and forms out of silver to adorn the body. They are stunning statement pieces!
Metalpressions is all about custom. They not only do hand stamped jewelry, but also engraved! I love the idea of turning a work of art into fine jewelry and even adding stones to it. Commemorate a special memory this Christmas!
makes exceptional woven goods. Yes, she actually weaves them by hand. From tea towels, scarves, pillows, to luxurious throw blankets and even earrings, any lady would be grateful for one of these items.
Erica Catherine this lady definitely fits in the fine art category as well. Her graphite drawings are divine. But she takes them to the next level by putting them on products!! Her new astrology series is gorgeous. You have to check it out...like now.
Husbands, if you want a gift to win "Husband of the Year" go to Satchel
! Their handmade leather handbags are beyond incredible. They have so many styles from small wristlets to large weekender bags. Wives, add one of these at the top of your list ;) They're so well made and last forever!
Trang of Shibui Ceramics
always keeps me guessing. Each collection she creates is so different from the last and you can tell he really pours her heart into these pieces and the concept. These hand thrown mugs will surely be savored by their recipient.
SAPPHIRE MOSS, a sub-brand of Moss & Marsh, is a completely hand made and hand-dyed clothing collection. Beauty meets comfort with a historic Shibori twist. Made of fine linen or bamboo knit, these pieces are sewn and dyed individually in our Savannah studio. This means that every single one is different and unique. Each style is designed to fit many shapes and sizes.
Have you heard of JKH Ceramics? Well you need to! Her procelain work is so beautiful and I love the metallic gold contrasts she adds in. Look at all these gift ideas! Swoon!
MMB by Hand
creates upscale artisan handbags and more. She finds the coolest contemporary organic cotton fabrics. Her craftsmanship is impeccable and I love the way she mixes materials.
In the Kitchen
Marguerite’s Creole seasoning
! Who doesn’t love a good meat rub or seasoning. If you follow her Instagram you will quickly learn this seasoning is not just for meats, it’s so versatile!
Smoke and Spirits
uses bourbon barrels to make home décor. I love this rustic beauty, perfect for a charcuterie for your holiday party, or even just for a night in!
is kinda new and love their concept. They believe the
art of entertaining for the modern hostess to be effortless, whimsical, and classic. They offer these yummy seasonings along with beautifully curated gift boxes!
Claire Parish Pottery
how perfect is this for the coffee lover!! You know, that person that savors the ritual of making and drinking coffee (me). Not to mention it is handmade!
are bespoke furniture designers, but if you're not ready to buy a new table, they have gorgeous cutting boards to go on top of your current table ;) How cute is this avocado board?! Such fine craftsmanship!
Ok, phew, we made it through the list. And that's not even all the makers here, y'all! There really is something for everyone right here in Savannah. If you want to do some one-stop shopping, the following shops carry lots of local makers: Abode Studios, Polka Dots, Capital Bee, Hygge, Superbloom, Blue Poppy Shop, Starland Strange Bazaar, and Cohen's Retreat
. But at the very least, I hope you will go follow these amazing people on instagram and facebook, they pour their heart into their work and appreciate any and all support from the community!